Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on November 12, 2009
"This is it," a photo exhibit of Miami’s celebrity life in the 1990s by photographer Manny Hernandez, features pop icons Madonna, Gianni Versace, The Bee Gees and more. The Palms Hotel and Spa, 3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Ends Dec. 6. Details: www.mannyhernandez.com
The Jewish Museum of Florida exhibits Judy Chicago’s "Jewish Identity." This retrospective examines the impact of the artist’s Eastern European and Jewish upbringing on her perception of life. Ends Feb. 7. Jewish Museum of Florida, 311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
"Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami" explores the impact of African-Americans, Africans, black Caribs and black Hispanics on Miami through historic photographs, oral histories, memorabilia, film and artifacts related to black pioneers, families, laborers, communities and organizations spanning the 100-year history of black migration to Miami. Ends Jan. 24. Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1657 or www.hmsf.org.
Florida International University’s Frost Art Museum shows "The Missing Peace." The exhibition, the result of collaboration between the Committee of 100 for Tibet and the Dalai Lama Foundation, focuses on art as a medium for promoting peace. It also includes more than 40 works created by such artists as Chuck Close that interpret the life of the 14th Dalai Lama. Ends Jan. 10. 10975 SW 17th St., Sweetwater. Details: (305) 348-2890 or www.thefrost.fiu.edu.
A LATIN AMERICAN MASTER
Miami Art Museum hosts what it calls the most comprehensive survey of the works of Argentinean painter Guillermo Kuitca. The exhibit, in the museum and the Freedom Tower downtown, features more than 50 canvases and 25 works on paper. In his work, Mr. Kuitca explores the intersection of public and private spaces. Ends Jan. 17. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University will exhibit "Styled for the Road: The Art of Automobile Design." The collection examines automobile design’s effect on American culture through rendered artworks of 1940s and 1950s cars of all shapes and sizes. Ends March 14. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: www.wolfsonian.org.
The Lowe Art Museum hosts the exhibit "Kitchen Dreams" by artist Ricky Bernstein. The exhibit catches moments of frustration and silliness in the media of aluminum, wood, plastic, acrylic paints, color pencils and other mixed materials. The exhibit includes a man playing tug-of-war over a shoe with his dog, a woman cleaning a never-ending stack of dirty dishes and caricatures of over-worked Americans. Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
More than 20 South Miami venues showcase the works of local artists in the SOMI Artwalk. Light refreshments will be provided at the various stops. In addition, area eateries offer one-night-only specials. 6-9 p.m. First National Bank of South Miami, 5750 Sunset Drive, South Miami. Details: www.artnightsouthmiami.com
The Miriam Fernandes Gallery hosts the grand opening reception for painter Rick Garcia’s latest series "Cuba con Leche." Festivities include Cuban-themed appetizers, a performance by the Fusion Flamenco quartet with Ana Miranda and a lecture and discussion on Cuban-American Pop Art by art educator Edwin Stirman. 6-9 p.m. Miriam Fernandes Gallery, 3618 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. RSVP required. Details: (305) 573-9531 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miriamfernandes.com.
The Shoppes at Mayfair in the Grove will be filled with the wares of more than 50 local and emerging artists, all-day music and retail discounts at the fifth annual Mad Hatter Festival. Wear a "mad hat" and receive random free Grove Bucks, redeemable in place of cash at various Coconut Grove retailers. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ends Sunday. The Shoppes at Mayfair, 2911 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: www.madhatterfestival.com